CUC Newsletter – November 22, 2020

Give thanks to the Lord for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm  118:1 


Sunday, November 22, 2020 Not So Forbidden History

Scott Dickson will be our CUC speaker on Sunday 11/22. His lesson title is “Not So Forbidden History” with the scripture from 2 Timothy.

Every scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for showing mistakes, for correcting, and for training character, so that the person who belongs to God can be equipped to do everything that is good.2

Timothy 3: 16-17 


CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom and Back to RUMC

Thank goodness for Zoom! This Sunday will be the 34th Sunday we have met on Zoom. There were  17 CUC members in the classroom and  70 joining  on line for  a total socially-distanced attendance of 92 . Sunday we will again have the Zoom meeting in the CUC classroom. It will be displayed on the TV screens in class so it’s really a hybrid meeting. There is a capacity for 47 in the classroom.


Online Attendance Register for SS Classes

Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet.  Class members will initially go online to: www.rumc.com/connect-card to register within Ministry Platform. 

After that, each time you sign-on you will just need to select the event that you are attending to register.  If you are attending CUC on Zoom you will do the same to register your attendance.

The system will allow you to choose between “Sunday School – 9:30 am” or “Sunday School – 11:00 am.” When you choose the time that your class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to the CUC class.


A Note from CUC President

To wait on God is to struggle and sometimes fail. Sometimes the failures teach us more than the successes. For the failures teach us that to wait on God is not only to wait for his mercy, but to wait by his mercy… The glory hidden in our failures is the discovery that the very thing we wait for is what we wait by! The success of our waiting lies not in who we are but in who God is. It is not our strength that will pull us through to the end, it is God’s amazing grace and mercy. —Ben Patterson

“So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord, or ashamed of me his prisoner. But join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God, who has saved us and called us to holy life-not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given to us in Jesus Christ before the beginning of time, 

2 Timothy 1:8-9

Look forward to being with you Sunday in person and on Zoom.

Praise the Lord and go Dawgs!!

Fred Brown


Pop-up Lunches a Success

Thanks to Garlinn and Mike Story CUC had another nice “Pop-up Lunch” on the RUMC Commons this past Monday.  There were about 17  CUC members  there. Again it was good to see and chat with other CUC members face to face.


CUC Plans Christmas Party!

From Patsy Lanham – SAVE THE DATE – Tuesday, December 15th 5:30-7:00PM for our CUC virtual Christmas Party.


Christmas Gifts for Murphy Harpst Children

The CUC Class has the opportunity again in 2020 to help make Christmas a happy time for the residential, specialized foster care, and community services children at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center.  For many children in care, this is an emotional time.  For some it will be their first real Christmas experience! 

In 2019 our class contributed $4000 to provide Christmas gifts for 146 children at Murphy-Harpst. Thank you very much for that generous support. We hope CUC can meet that goal again this year.  Since we will not be passing around a decorated basket in our classroom on Sundays in November, the Mission Outreach Committee asks that you write checks made out to CUC with “Murphy-Harpst Christmas” on the notation line. 

Send your check to Charles Mason .  The special collection for the Murphy-Harpst Christmas now totals $2375. One check for the total amount will be mailed to M-H by December 8, the deadline for all donations to be received there.

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THIS CLASS MISSION.    MERRY CHRISTMAS!


Help Needed

Mary Kay Mills is going to be receiving daily treatments beginning after Thanksgiving.  She will have a 10-15 minute treatment for 7 consecutive days, off a week, and treatment again.  Not sure of the number of weeks involved.  In the off week, she will need to get blood draws twice.  Treatments will be at Northside Hospital in Sandy Springs. We are not sure of the time of day yet.  The Cares and Concerns Committee is asking for your help with transportation. 

If you can drive any of these days, please email Nancy Wright with your name.
Mary Kay appreciates YOU ALL


Christmas Gift & Craft Show

This year’s RUMC Christmas Gift & Craft Show will be:
Friday Dec. 4, 3 – 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 5, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Come for festive gifts, artisan crafts, delicious goodies, and gorgeous lights and decorations. You’ll find all that and more at RUMC’s annual Christmas Gift and Craft Show.

Find the perfect gift for anyone and everyone in your life; from kids to in-laws to teachers and anyone in between. 100% of the proceeds from vendor booth fees go to support our student mission efforts both domestically and internationally.

Like a European Christmas Market, it is moving outdoors this year. Vendor booths will be set up in the Sanctuary Parking Lot according to recommended distancing guidelines and a one-way traffic flow.  Please come wearing a mask and be prepared to have your temperature taken. Come safely shop and support local businesses this holiday season!

One thing that hasn’t changed, is the need for volunteers. So, this is a link for anyone interested in volunteering at the show. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b4bada723a5ff2-rumc1


  • Jim Adcock – Ongoing recovery at home following partial hip replacement
  • Jeannie Ehlers– as she recovers from latest chemo treatment
  • Beth and Beth Hamilton – for a quick recovery from Covid-19
  • Pat Phillips is scheduled for surgery on December 7, at Piedmont, for a lumpectomy, and would appreciate prayers. 
  • Vince and Donna Grosse appreciate all your prayers for his sister, Deidra Morrison, who is facing chemotherapy, and for the Grosse’s friend Susan Ouzts completing new chemo treatment and hopefully will begin radiation at Mayo on Dec.14th.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems.
  • Sister Backus – as she receives PT for Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Pat Deaton and her daughter Lara who is caring for her
  • Malone Dodson – recovering following aortic valve replacement
  • Betty and Don Gay– at home with daily help of caregiver
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
  • Mary Kay Mills – as she continues treatment of leukemia
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Stan & Virginia Thomason – Virginia has palliative Hospice Care. Stan looks forward to calls from CUC members.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members. And for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made, especially at this difficult time with the Corona virus!

Special prayers for CUC members who have had severely limited outside contacts for these past few months due to Covid 19 risk. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the reopening of churches.


Birthdays

  • Bob Moore – November 26
  • Martha Thompson – November 26

Anniversaries

  • Gale and Roger Davis – Nov 23, 1961, Gainesville, FL, 59 years!
  • Pat & Patrick Cooney – November26,1960, New York NY, 60 years!
  • Nancy & Johnie Wright – November28,1987, Blue Springs,MO, 33years
  • Martha & Bill Thompson – Nov 28,1958, Decatur GA, 62 years!

Support for Our Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

You can continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile. Also register at Publix.com with M-H’s school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.


Save the Date

  • December 15 – CUC Virtual Christmas Party
  • December 4 and 5 – RUMC Christmas Gift & Craft Show


CUC – Lunch on the Commons

From Garlinn Story – Lunch on the Commons:

Pop-up Lunch a Success

Thanks to Garlinn and Mike Storey and our social committee and a nice warm day our first CUC “pop-up lunch” on the RUMC Commons was a success. It was attended by about 17 CUC members who all agreed it was really nice to see one another face-to-face.

CUC Newsletter – November 15, 2020

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Don’t Overload Your Wagon

Bill Floyd will be our CUC Speaker on Sunday. Bill is the Associate Pastor of Congregational Care. The title of his lesson is “Don’t overload your wagon”. His scripture is:

38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!” 41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:38-42.


CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom and Back to RUMC

Thank goodness for Zoom! This Sunday will be the 33nd Sunday we have met on Zoom. There were 14 CUC members in the classroom and 77 joining on line for a total socially-distanced attendance of 91.

Sunday we will again have the Zoom meeting in the CUC classroom. It will be displayed on the TV screens in class so it’s really a hybrid meeting. There is a capacity for 47 in the classroom.

Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Class members will initially go online to: www.rumc.com/connect-card to register within Ministry Platform. After that, each time you sign-on you will just need to select the event that you are attending to register. If you are attending CUC on Zoom you will do the same to register your attendance. The system will allow you to choose between “Sunday School – 9:30 am” OR “Sunday School – 11:00 am.” When you choose the time that your class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to the CUC class.


A Note from CUC President

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher and World Series Most Valuable Player award winner Orel Hershiser is competitive and states there is no excuse for mediocrity. Even so, he has discovered that failure need not be devastating.

He wrote,” I don’t like to fail but I can handle it. That hasn’t always been true, but as a Christian of ten years, I know where my strength comes from. I know that even if I give up a home run that makes me a goat, I’ll survive. My wife and kids will still love me. God is still in his heaven. The world will not come to an end, regardless of my performance.

It is the same faith, though, that makes me determined to be a good steward of the mind and body I’ve been blessed with. If my faith merely made me accept defeat and failure, it would be a crutch-a weak, sad alibi. …. It is my faith that lifts me up when I’ve failed. It is my faith that reminds me of my true insignificance when the world has been laid at my feet because of my success at throwing a ball. To call myself a Christian and then not to strive to be the best I can be and do the most I can with what has been given to me would be the height of hypocrisy. Being a Christian is no excuse for mediocrity or for passive acceptance of defeat. If anything, Christianity demands a higher standard, more devotion to the task.

“Fight the good fight of faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your confession in the presence of many witnesses.” 1 Timothy 6:12

I look forward to being back with you Sunday.

Be safe and God bless,

Fred Brown


Walk through the Bible

As a part of Dave Mueller’s lesson last week, he offered CUC an opportunity to participate in a Walk Through the Bible year-long session. During the year, participants would read the Bible and participate in monthly discussion of the scriptures. He has done this for other groups with very positive feedback. Interested CUC members are asked to contact either Fred Brown or Bob Moore.


Pop-up Lunch a Success

Thanks to Garlinn and Mike Storey and our social committee and a nice warm day our first CUC “pop-up lunch” on the RUMC Commons was a success. It was attended by about 17 CUC members who all agreed it was really nice to see one another face-to-face.

Since we had a great time safely seeing one another outside at Monday’s Pop up lunch on the Commons, we are thinking we will take advantage of the predicted good weather and do this again this coming Monday, November 16th at 12:30 PM p.m. on the Commons. Hope you will plan to attend with your chairs, mask, food, drink and if need be a blanket for your lap. Looking forward to seeing you,

Fellowship Committee


CUC Plans Christmas Party!

From Patsy Lanham – SAVE THE DATE –
Tuesday, December 15th 5:30-7:00PM for our CUC virtual Christmas Party.


Christmas Gifts for Murphy Harpst Children

The CUC Class has the opportunity again in 2020 to help make Christmas a happy time for the residential, specialized foster care, and community services children at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center. Pam Kramer, our contact there, writes, “For many children in care, this is an emotional time, for some it will be their first real Christmas experience! Last year we provided a record breaking 146 children with gifts, and we hope to meet or exceed that record again this year. We would certainly appreciate any monetary support the class could provide this year. The pandemic has changed the way we handle gifts, but I am hopeful it will all work out.”

In 2019 our class contributed $4000 toward Christmas gifts for Murphy-Harpst children. Thank you very much for that generous support. Since we won’t be passing around a decorated basket in our classroom on Sundays, the committee asks that you consider writing checks made out to CUC with Murphy-Harpst Christmas on the notation line. Send the checks to Charles Mason. He will mail one check for the total amount to M-H by December 8, the deadline for all donations to be received there. THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THIS CLASS MISSION. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

From Charlie Mason: I have already received four checks totaling $350 for the Murphy-Harpst Christmas collection.


  • Jim Adcock -As he returns home this Friday to continue recovery from successful partial hip replacement
  • Myra Belote – She reports successful surgery and recovery. Thankful for the support and prayers from this incredible CUC class.
  • Jeannie Ehlers – as she recovers from latest chemo treatment
  • Beth Hamilton – for a quick recovery from Covid-19
  • Pat Phillips is scheduled for surgery on December 7, at Piedmont, for a lumpectomy, and would appreciate prayers.
  • Vince and Donna Grosse appreciate all your prayers for his sister, Deidra Morrison, who is facing chemotherapy, and for the Grosse’s friend Susan Ouzts completing new chemo treatment and hopefully will begin radiation at Mayo on Dec.14th.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems.
  • Sister Backus – as she has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Pat Deaton and her daughter Lara who is caring for her
  • Malone Dodson – recovering following aortic valve replacement
  • Betty and Don Gay– at home with daily help of caregiver
  • Bob Hamilton recovering well from partial hip replacement surgery says “Please give my thanks for all the wonderful cards & prayers to those who offer their thoughts in my behalf”.
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
  • Mary Kay Mills – as she continues treatment of leukemia
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Stan & Virginia Thomason – Virginia has palliative Hospice Care. Stan looks forward to calls from CUC members.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made, especially at this difficult time with the Corona virus!

Special prayers for CUC members who have had severely limited outside contacts for these past few months due to Covid 19 risk.

Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the reopening of churches.


RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu

Week of November 17th – November 19th

  • Tuesday: Turkey Pot Pie, Herbed Stuffing, Green Beans
  • Wednesday: Chicken Parmesan w/ Spaghetti Marinara, Vegetable Medley, Garlic Bread
  • Thursday: Country Fried Steak w/ Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Seasoned Corn on the Cob, Honey Butter Biscuit

From Jacob Crane:

We will not have hot lunches the week of Thanksgiving, but we will pick back up on December 1st.

I have a menu for Thanksgiving Meal Pre-Orders. These will be fully cooked ready to heat and serve traditional Thanksgiving dishes available to purchase through pre-orders.

Please feel free to start spreading the word so that we can start to get an idea of how many to prepare for.


Birthdays

  • Judy Hoogstraal – November 15
  • Jim Taylor – November 15
  • Lynn Roberts – November 18
  • Ron Peterson – November 18
  • Sandy Griffin – November 19

Anniversaries

  • Wanda and Terry Taylor– Nov 16, 1991 – Roswell GA, 29 years
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – Nov 16, 1962 – Watertown,MA, 58 years!
  • Brenda & Bob Burrell – November 17, 1990 – Roswell, GA, 30 years

Support for Our Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

You can continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile. Also register at Publix.com with M-H’s school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.


Save the Date

  • November 16 – CUC Pop-Up Lunch 12:30
  • December 15 – CUC Virtual Christmas Party

Ed. Note: If you have a prayer request or an announcement to be included in the Friday email to the CUC members, please forward it to Sue Waite by Thursday evening. If there is an urgent request, we can distribute it also. There are many announcements that come from RUMC weekly. If you feel any specifically should be included in this CUC newsletter please let Sue know.



CUC Newsletter – November 8, 2020

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God?


Sunday, November 8, 2020

The Temple of God

Dave Mueller will be leading our CUC Class this Sunday with the second part part of a series. The title he’ll use is “The Temple of God”. The scripture will be

1 Cor. 6: 19-20. “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God? You are not your own: you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”

CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom and Back to RUMC

Thank goodness for Zoom! This Sunday will be the 32nd Sunday we have met on Zoom. This past week some of us also got back in our classroom. On Zoom there were 72, 17 were in class, making a total attendance of 89.

Sunday we will again have the Zoom meeting in the CUC classroom. It will be displayed on the TV screens in class so it’s really a hybrid meeting. There is a capacity for 47 in the classroom.


Online Attendance Register for SS Classes

Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Class members will initially go online to: http://www.rumc.com/connect-card to register within Ministry Platform. After that, each time you sign-on you will just need to select the event that you are attending to register. If you are attending CUC on Zoom you will do the same to register your attendance. The system will allow you to choose between “Sunday School – 9:30 am” OR “Sunday School – 11:00 am.” When you choose the time that your class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to the CUC class.


A Note from CUC President

“Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him.” John 3:36

There is a striking difference between knowing about God and knowing God. We may know the right God-words yet not experience God. Only in Jesus, the Son of God, can we truly know God the Father…

What we think of God makes a tremendous difference in our lives. Where we get our ideas of God makes a tremendous difference too. We can gather up data and develop our own image of God, or we can allow God to reveal himself in a self portrait—his Son, Jesus Christ…- Reuben R. Welch

I will not be with you this Sunday, as MariAnna and I will be attending the wedding of our oldest Granddaughter. You will be in the highly capable hands of our Vice President, Sandy Martin. See you on November 15.

God Bless you all,

Fred Brown


  • Jim Adcock – As he recovers from successful partial hip replacement
  • Myra Belote says “Thank you for the cards, calls, and emails of support and prayers for my surgery on this coming Monday, Nov. 9. Blessed to be part of this wonderful CUC class.”
  • Jeannie Ehlers – as she recovers from chemo this past Wednesday
  • Susan Emmons would appreciate prayers for her brother-in law Gordon in Cadillac Michigan who is going to need open heart surgery for a stenosed aortic valve and 3 bypasses. He is a poor surgical risk with diabetes and obesity.
  • Vince and Donna Grosse appreciate all your prayers for his sister, Deidra Morrison, who is facing chemotherapy as cancer was detected in a lymph node. Please continue to pray for the Grosse’s friend Susan Ouzts. She is on a new chemo treatment and has one treatment remaining. If her “numbers are good” she will return to the Mayo Clinic on Dec 14th and begin radiation.
  • Wanda Taylor’s sister in law, Nancy Bardin who has been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems.
  • Sister Backus – as she has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Pat Deaton and her daughter Lara who is caring for her
  • Malone Dodson – recovering following aortic valve replacement
  • Betty and Don Gay – at home with daily help of caregiver
  • Bob Hamilton recovering well from partial hip replacement surgery
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
  • Mary Kay Mills at home and continuing for treatment of leukemia
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat Stamps recovering from a severe case of Shingles
  • Stan & Virginia Thomason – Virginia has palliative Hospice Care. Stan looks forward to calls from CUC members.

Big Thank you to CUC Angels from Mary Kay Mills

To My CUC Family:

Don’t know where to begin thanking all of you for everything that you have done to get me through my extensive bout with leukemia. The many cards & prayers I have received (and are still receiving) have been such God-sends & you will never know how much they have helped & supported me. In addition I thank you for all the wonderful food I have received since returning home. Such a good variety & all meals have been so delicious & enjoyed by many family members; we appreciate your taking the time and effort to do this.

I begin another round of chemo tomorrow. (Last Monday) While I am currently in remission, this new treatment protocol consists of a combination of a series infusions & a pill regiment which is supposed to help prevent the leukemia from returning. According to my doctor, they have had very good results with those in the “senior category” which definitely includes me! We will see! The really good news is that this series will be given as an outpatient at Northside Forsyth; no more trips to “pill hill”! For this I am asking for continued prayers; I feel they will go a long way toward completing the healing process.

Once more, THANK YOU to everyone for everything! God’s continued blessings to all; I feel so honored to be a part of such a special family!

Mary Kay


Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration

Jane and Greg Davidson are celebrating 13 years in ministry and mission with Believe Ministries, using Greg’s theatrical illusions, music and multi-media to win hearts for Christ. For the past several years, they have hosted an annual Benefit Celebration at RUMC. Many CUC’ers came for an exciting night of entertainment, message, and a chance to give support to their work.

With all the challenges that the Covid virus has brought to all mission work, they feel it’s even more imperative to find new ways to getting the gospel message to the world…virtually. They are inviting you to an event: The Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration “Abra-ca-ZOOM”, a magically fun “God Night”, Thursday, November 12, 7 PM, a private event by Zoom invitation link. It will include comedy, magic, music and message, with an opportunity to support Believe Ministries. There will be an on-line auction too…that will include by popular demand, the “MagicBoy BBQ dinner and entertainment for 8”. They are still accepting auction items.

You are invited to request an invitation packet (with raffle prize tickets) that will result in the ZOOM invitation link for the program itself. Do this by clicking on this web link for the Believe invitation page, click on the red button “send my packet” https://tinyurl.com/Believe-VIP-Invite

Or, send Jane at Jane@BelieveMinistries.org a direct email request for your invitation packet. Please include your mailing address, email address, and the name that you use to zoom.


RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu

From Jacob Crane:

We had another great week this week in the RUMC kitchen! Even after the loss of power for a few days, we were still able to Serve hundreds of members and community guests this week. Over the past three days, we have served 342 Hot Meals and 184 Frozen Meals. That is averaging over 175 meals per day going out of the kitchen! Thanks to all of you who are able to help volunteer for and/or promote this wonderful Service that we are able to provide each week!

Week of November 10th – November 12th

  • Tuesday: Beef Noodle Casserole, Roasted Carrots, Garlic Rolls, Bottled Water.
  • Wednesday: Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole, Mixed Vegetables, Yeast Roll
  • Thursday: Brown Sugar Crusted Pork Loin w/ Caramelized Onion Pork Jus, Herb Roasted Potatoes, Baked Cinnamon Apples, Yeast Roll

My Neighbor’s Pantry

Just 1 week left of My Neighbors Pantry. The last day will be Monday, November 9th. Then we’ll take a short break and resume on Monday, January 4th. Needs this week are: household cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, feminine hygiene products and butter.

Reminder: Drop-offs are on Monday 12:00-2:00 PM. Please only drop-off donations during this time. Pull up to the Fellowship Hall, honk your horn, and a masked volunteer will get items from your car. THANK YOU!!

CUC members who would like to buy and deliver items from the list to the church can do so. Please keep your receipt and send or email a copy of your receipts for Charlie Mason and you will be reimbursed from the money that has been donated for the MUST ministry.


Birthdays

  • Garlinn Story – November 8
  • Norma Taylor – November 8
  • Allen Buckley – November 9
  • Mrs. Pat Cooney – November 14

Anniversaries

  • Debbie & Mark Goodwin – Nov 8,1980, Kansas City, MO, 30 years
  • Sara & Paul Beecham – Nov 8, 1958, Decatur, GA, 62years!!

Support for Our Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

You can continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile. Also register at Publix.com with M-H’s school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.


Save the Date

  • November 12 – 7:00 PM – Believe Ministries Benefit “Abra-ca-ZOOM”


Bob Fletcher’s Notes from his Revelation Lessons

LESSON 3   REVELATION CHAPTERS 4-22

REVIEW

Blessing Chapter 1:3

Main Goal: Transform Lives—NOT predict the future.

Calls for perserverance in Discipliship and Godly living worked out in the midst of pagan Imperial Roman Rule.

Resistance literature in a crisis.

Central Question: Who is in control of all things?

Who is worthy of Worship and Allegiance?

God and the Lamb are on the throne—NOT Rome and Caesar.

OVERVIEW

Chapters 4-22: Expansion of the Lord’s Prayer—Hallowed be your name, Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

Chapters 4 & 5: God’s will is done in Heaven.

Chapters 6-22 – Story of how God’s Kingdom and Will become a reality on Earth.

Chapters 6-20 – Story of how that happens ”on Earth as it is in Heaven”

Book does not record a sequential series of events—more cyclical. Same time period, over and over from different perspective and different images.

JOHN is not giving the reader a precise timeline for how history and end times unfold.

Chapters 4-22 Doesn’t describe events AFTER Chapters 2 and 3 it covers the same ground, refers to the same time, the same events, the same persons and places BUT from the perspective of an apocalyptic vision.

Chapters 4 and 5 are Foundational for the entire book. The scene shifts from Earth (chapters 2-3) to Heaven (starting with Chapter 4:1)

Chapters 4 and 5

Main Point—Who is in control? Who is worthy of worship and allegiance?

God and the Lamb are on the throne (throne is mentioned 40 times in the book and 14 times in chapter 4.)

Throne is a political image or sovereignty and kingship COUNTER to Caesar on his throne in Rome, a cheap copy. Caesar is not sovereign—he is NOT the center of the universe.

Chapter 4

Vs. 3—Jasper & Ruby—First and last stones in High Priest Breastplate signifying the 12 tribes of Israel—First and Last, Alpha and Omega.

Vs.5—Lightning and Thunder—Mount Sinai and Moses. Rainbow—Covenant sign of Noah.

Vs. 7—Ezekiel and Isaiah

Man—Matthew

Ox—–Luke

Lion—Mark

Eagle—John

Think Hallelujah Chorus.

If suffering persecution, this vision of God on His Throne—Encouragement—Judgement and Salvation.

This would be disturbing to the churches that were compromising or complacent.

Chapter 4 is the setting for the main events in Chapter 5.

Chapter 5

Scroll –sealed with 7 seals (Romans used 7 seals, Jews used 3)—Who is Worthy to open the seals?

John Hear/See—He HEARS the Lion of Judah, he SEES the slain Lamb—same person—Jesus

John redefines power—through Jesus’ death he defeats evil and purchases people for the Kingdom of Priests. “Victory thru Sacrifice”

Vs. 7—Slaughtered Lamb approaches the throne and takes the scroll (God’s plan for Judgement and Salvation).

Hymns—“Worthy is the Lamb”

Stage is set—God’s on His throne, the plan for Judgement and Redemption to bring God’s Kingdom to Earth.  Jesus Christ’s sacrificial death makes Him worthy to open the scroll.

Jesus shares the Praise and the Worship with God the Creator.

EVERYTHING FOLLOWS FROM THIS MOMENT!

Chapter 6

7 Seals—Completeness of God’s Judgement

4 Seals=4 Horsemen

  1. White Horse—Rider with Bow—Conquering Kings of the Earth
  2. Red Horse—War—opposite of Pax Romana  Peace thru War
  3. Black Horse—Pair of Scales—Economic hardship/disparity
  4. Pale Horse– Death—Result of War: famine, unjust economy

These give meaning to the 1st Seal—this is what man does to man

Seal 5: Back to Heaven. Martyrs’ souls under the alter—“How long O Lord?” Cry of vindication.

REST OF REVELATION IS THEIR ANSWER!

Seal 6: Great Earthquake, sun black, moon red, stars falling—What Nature does to man.

Chapter 7

(12x12x1,000) = 144,000 HEARS 144,000 but SEES Uncountable Multitude.

God’s people have a protective seal on their foreheads—spiritual protection.

People of god stand victorious.

Chapter 8

7th Seal—SILENCE!!

7 TRUMPETS—NOT AFTER THE 7 SEALS—AT THE SAME TIME

1st Trumpet—Hail mixed with Blood

2nd————–Fiery Mountain into the Sea

3rd ————–Star—Wormwood

4th————–1/3 Sun, 1/3 Moon, 1/3 Light

Plagues of Exodus—MORE INTENSE THAN 7 SEALS

Chapter 9

5th Trumpet—–Locusts Breastplates of Iron, Sound of wings like wind

6th Trumpet—Horses Smoke and Sulphur

Vs. 20—Horrific nature of God’s Judgement—call to the churches to Repent like John told them to

Chapters 10 & 11

7th Trumpet—Dominance of the World—Jesus

REST OF REVELATIONTELLS HOW GOD WILL JUDGE THE WICKED AND REWARD THE FAITHFUL

Chapter 12

“other Christmas story” Introduces the Red Dragon—Satan persecutes the Church

Chapter 13

Does not follow chronologically from Chapter 12.

2 Beasts: 1 from the sea—Roman Empire

2 from the land—local authorities in Asia Minor

2 Beasts and Satan is the Unholy Trinity

Mark on the forehead or hand—allegiance to Rome CONTRASTS with mark Saints received for their allegiance to God and the Lamb (Jesus).

The mark of the beast is 666—could be Nero

BUT WHAT IS IMPORTANT 666 WILL NEVER BE 777!!

Chapters 15 and 16

7 Bowls of Wrath

1—Sores

2-3—Water/Blood

4-Scorched From the Sun

5-Darkness

6-Frogs

7-Hail/Earthquakes

Exodus Plagues Exodus chapters 7-11

Kings prep for Battle of Armageddon

Chapters 17 and 18

Harlot of Babylon—Goddess Roma

Babylon the Great—Rome

Vs. 9—7 hills—Rome

Backdrop to her destruction in Chapter 18, Rome appears Glamorous and Invincible

John reveals she is corrupt, Godless and Evil

Chapter 19

God’s victory—Wedding supper of the Lamb

Battle—Judgement of the 2 Beasts—Lake of Fire

Two more judgements to come

Chapter 20

Judgement of the Red Dragon (Satan)

Great White Throne Judgement

What happens coming of Christ—together with Chapter 19 not in sequence.

Thousand years—millenium—3 interpretations:

Post Millenium—Golden Age then Christ Returns

Pre Millenium—Christ Returns millinial reign on Earth

A millenism—Not a future time—the church between the first and second comings of Christ. Jesus is already reigning.

First Death—Physical Death

Second Death—“Lake of Fire” separation from God

Those who sided with the Dragon do not appear in the Book of Life.

Judgement scenes end—Everything that opposes the full realization of God’s Kingdom is cleared away!

Chapter 21

Vs. 1-5    New Creation, New Heaven, New Earth joined together forever—utter transformation—1,500 square miles same size as Roman Empire

Creation is not abolished but fulfilled, not thrown away but renewed.

What is NOT in the new creation:

Sea—threatening Chaos

Death, tears, pain

No Evil

Temple

Sun or moon—no need

Night—spiritual darkness

No curse—like in Genesis

Chapter 22

Don’t seal the book!

Jesus is coming!

Seven Things I learned from Revelation:

  1. Suffering and persecution is a part of the Christian life
  2. God is sovereign and Christ is King!
  3. All things culminate in Jesus—God will accomplish His purpose.
  4. Satan is formidable but a DEFEATED FOE!
  5. Christians will be preserved by God sealed by the Holy Spirit
  6. Justice will be served, Truth will be vindicated and Evil will be dealt with.
  7. Christ is coming Soon! His Kingdom will come, His will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven!

CUC Newsletter – November 1, 2020

John 14:27 Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.


Sunday, November 1, 2020

Don’t forget the time change! Saturday night we will be setting our clocks back!

Serenity in Troubled Times

Allen Kennedy will be the CUC speaker on 11/1. The title of his lesson will be “Serenity in Troubled Times”. CUC is fortunate to have such excellent guest speakers.

CUC is Coming Back to RUMC !

This will be our first Sunday back in our CUC classroom. We are anticipating 22-25 will be attending in the classroom. The dining room’s suggested capacity due to Covid-19 is 46. Our speaker this week will be on Zoom.

The class will be conducted using a new camera and computer plus TV screens in the classroom. All will get to hear the announcements.

We will begin as usual at 9:30, have two breakout sessions, then announcements beginning at 10:00, followed by our speaker who will be on Zoom this week.


CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Thank goodness for Zoom! We had 85 class members and 14 visitors, including the teacher making a total of 99 in attendance last Sunday. This Sunday will be the 31st Sunday we have met on Zoom, but this week also back in our classroom for some.

We will have the Zoom meeting in the CUC classroom. It will be displayed on the TV screens in class. Allen Kennedy wants to teach from home, so he will be displayed for the people at home and also the people in class via the Zoom meeting. So it’s really a hybrid meeting.


Online Attendance Register for SS Classes

Be sure that you register your attendance –online at: and select the event that you are attending to register. Even if you are attending CUC on Zoom you should register your attendance. Sunday School – 9:30 am”. When you chose the time that our class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to the CUC class.


A Note from CUC President

“A man with leprosy came to him and begged him on his knees, “If you are willing, you can make me clean.” Filled with compassion, Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cured. Mark 1:40-42

What was it that drew men to Jesus? Yes, he spoke with authority and he did miraculous and wonderful deeds, but I think the one thing that men could not ignore was the compassion and love that came from his heart and on to his face and into his words and deeds.

If we abide in him as he abides in us, we begin to see things differently. We begin to look at things with his eyes. —Bob Benson

Praise the Lord and go Dawgs,

Fred Brown


  • Jim Adcock – As he recovers from successful partial hip replacement
  • Myra Belote – as she awaits surgery in early November for breast cancer
  • Malone Dodson – following aortic valve replacement last week
  • Jeannie Ehlers – as she recovers from chemo complications and has more chemo on Wednesday.
  • Bob Hamilton recovering well from partial hip replacement surgery
  • Wanda Taylor’s sister in law, Nancy Bardin who has been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. There is no cure, but as an abatement, she is in Moffitt Cancer Institute Hospital in Tampa undergoing a procedure where they harvest stem cells. She then will undergo chemo to wipe out her immune system, and then re-introduce her stem cells, hopefully to improve her immune system. Please pray for Nancy and Jim, her husband, who Is staying with her as her caregiver.
  • Vince and Donna Grosse appreciate all your prayers for his sister, Deidra Morrison, who is facing chemotherapy as cancer was detected in a lymph node.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems.
  • Sister Backus – as she has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Pat Deaton and her daughter Lara who is caring for her
  • Betty and Don Gay – at home with daily help of caregiver
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
  • Mary Kay Mills at home following lengthy hospital stay for treatment of leukemia
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat Stamps recovering from a severe case of Shingles
  • Stan & Virginia Thomason Virginia has palliative Hospice Care to assist Stan in caring for her. Stan looks forward to calls from CUC members.

Thanksgiving

  • Brenda Burrell – following Mohs surgery last Tuesday, “absolutely everything went exceptionally well. I thank everyone for prayers & concerns on my behalf. To God be the Glory – always.”

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made, especially at this difficult time with the Corona virus! Special prayers for CUC members who have had severely limited outside contacts for these past few months due to Covid 19 risk. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the reopening of churches.


Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration

Jane and Greg Davidson are celebrating 13 years in ministry and mission with Believe Ministries, using Greg’s theatrical illusions, music and multi-media to win hearts for Christ. For the past several years, they have hosted an annual Benefit Celebration at RUMC. Many CUC’ers came for an exciting night of entertainment, message, and a chance to give support to their work.

With all the challenges that the Covid virus has brought to all mission work, they feel it’s even more imperative to find new ways to getting the gospel message to the world…virtually. They are inviting you to an event: The Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration “Abra-ca-ZOOM”, a magically fun “God Night”, Thursday, November 12, 7 PM, a private event by Zoom invitation link. It will include comedy, magic, music and message, with an opportunity to support Believe Ministries. There will be an on-line auction too…that will include by popular demand, the “MagicBoy BBQ dinner and entertainment for 8”. They are still accepting auction items.

You are invited to request an invitation packet (with raffle prize tickets) that will result in the ZOOM invitation link for the program itself. Do this by clicking on this web link for the Believe invitation page, click on the red button “send my packet” https://tinyurl.com/Believe-VIP-Invite

Or, send Jane at Jane@BelieveMinistries.org a direct email request for your invitation packet. Please include your mailing address, email address, and the name that you use to zoom. Call Jane if you need help! 770.587.1292.


RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu

Jacob Crane reports: Thank you all for your continued efforts to promote and share information pertaining to this ministry. We are showing no signs of decreasing numbers and everybody who comes through our drive-thru are always supportive and thankful for all of our efforts.

My Neighbor’s Pantry

Just 2 weeks left of My Neighbors Pantry. The last day will be Monday, November 9th. Then we’ll take a short break and resume on Monday, January 4th.

Reminder: Drop-offs are on Mondays 12:00-2:00 PM. Please only drop-off donations during this time. Pull up to the Fellowship Hall, honk your horn, and a masked volunteer will get items from your car. THANK YOU!!

CUC members who would like to buy and deliver items from the list to the church can do so. Please keep your receipt and send or email a copy of your receipts for Charlie Mason and you will be reimbursed from the money that has been donated for the MUST ministry.



CUC – Newsletter – October 25, 2020

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.”

1 Peter 5:6-7


Sunday, October 25, 2020

Fake News!

Scott Dickson will present the CUC lesson this coming Sunday. He always brings us a good thought provoking lesson. “Fake News!” is the topic. And at least the starting point will be:

1 John 4:1 “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God; for many false prophets have gone out into the world.”


CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom following Speaker

Thank goodness for Zoom! We had 80 participants last Sunday. This Sunday will be the 30th Sunday we have met on Zoom!


Online Attendance Register for SS Classes

Be sure that you register your attendance – online at: RUMC CONNECT CARD and select the event that you are attending to register. Even if you are attending CUC on Zoom you should register your attendance. Sunday School – 9:30 am”. When you chose the time that our class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to the CUC class.


A Note from CUC President

Fred Brown

As long as Jesus is one of many options, He is no option. As long as you can carry your burden alone, you don’t need a burden bearer. As long as your situation brings you no grief, you will receive no comfort. And as long as you can take Him or leave Him, you might as well leave Him, because He won’t be taken half-heartedly.

But when you mourn, when you get to the point of sorrow for your sins, when you admit that you have no other option but to cast all your cares on Him, and when there is truly no other name that you can call, then cast all your cares to Him, for He is waiting in the mist of the storm……..
Max Lucado

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.”

1 Peter 5:6-7


  • Jim Adcock – As he recovers from successful partial hip replacement. He remains in the hospital with some atrial fib issues
  • Myra Belote – as she awaits surgery in early November for breast cancer
  • Brenda Burrell – having Mohs surgery for a little skin cancer around nose area Tuesday Oct. 27th. Would appreciate prayers that all will be well.
  • Malone Dodson – grateful for your love and your prayers. Malone’s procedure went according to expectations without a hitch. He is home and feeling well. He notices that he can breathe better, and during the procedure, he could feel the valve open up. What a miracle. We love you all.
  • Jeannie Ehlers – pray for her as she recovers from chemo and complications. She is at home and is improving slowly.
  • Bob Hamilton doing well at home after his partial hip replacement surgery on Wednesday. Many thanks for prayers
  • Mary Kay Mills recovering at home following lengthy hospital stay for treatment of leukemia
  • Vince and Donna Grosse appreciate all your prayers for his brother who has now tested negative for COVID. Please continue praying for his sister, Deidra Morrison, who has learned that she will now be facing chemotherapy as cancer was detected in a lymph node.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems.
  • Sister Backus – as she has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Pat Deaton and her daughter Lara who is caring for her
  • Betty and Don Gay – at home with daily help of caregiver
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat Stamps suffering with a severe case of Shingles
  • Stan & Virginia Thomason Virginia has palliative Hospice Care to assist Stan in caring for her. Stan looks forward to calls from CUC members.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made, especially at this difficult time with the Corona virus! Special prayers for CUC members who have had severely limited outside contacts for these past few months due to Covid 19 risk. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the reopening of churches.


Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration

Jane and Greg Davidson are celebrating 13 years in ministry and mission with Believe Ministries, using Greg’s theatrical illusions, music and multi-media to win hearts for Christ. For the past several years, they have hosted an annual Benefit Celebration at RUMC. Many CUC’ers came for an exciting night of entertainment, message, and a chance to give support to their work.

With all the challenges that the Covid virus has brought to all mission work, they feel it’s even more imperative to find new ways to getting the gospel message to the world…virtually. They are inviting you to an event: The Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration “Abra-ca-ZOOM”, a magically fun “God Night”, Thursday, November 12, 7 PM, a private event by Zoom invitation link. It will include comedy, magic, music and message, with an opportunity to support Believe Ministries. There will be an on-line auction too…that will include by popular demand, the “MagicBoy BBQ dinner and entertainment for 8”. They are still accepting auction items.

You are invited to request an invitation packet (with raffle prize tickets) that will result in the ZOOM invitation link for the program itself. Do this by clicking on this web link for the Believe invitation page, click on the red button “send my packet” https://tinyurl.com/Believe-VIP-Invite

Or, send Jane at Jane@BelieveMinistries.org a direct email request for your invitation packet. Please include your mailing address, email address, and the name that you use to zoom. Call Jane if you need help! 770.587.1292.


RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu

Jacob Crane reports: Thanks you all for your continued efforts to promote and share information pertaining to this ministry. We are showing no signs of decreasing numbers and everybody who comes through our drive-thru are always supportive and thankful for all of our efforts.

Week of October 27th – October 29th

  • Tuesday: Sweet and Sour Chicken, Vegetable Fried Rice, Egg Roll, Fresh Fruit
  • Wednesday: Shepherd’s Pie, Vegetable Medley, Yeast Roll
  • Thursday: Chicken Parmesan w/ Spaghetti Marinara, Cesar Salad, Garlic Bread

My Neighbor’s Pantry

Just 3 weeks left of My Neighbors Pantry. The last day will be Monday, November 9th. Then we’ll take a short break and resume on Monday, January 4th.

In the meantime, here’s what we need this week:

  • household cleaning supplies
  • laundry detergent
  • butter
  • Feminine Hygiene products

Reminder: Drop-offs are on Mondays 12:00-2:00 PM. Please only drop-off donations during this time. Pull up to the Fellowship Hall, honk your horn, and a masked volunteer will get items from your car. THANK YOU!!

CUC members who would like to buy and deliver items from the list to the church can do so. Please keep your receipt and send or email a copy of your receipts for Charlie Mason and you will be reimbursed from the money that has been donated for the MUST ministry.


Birthdays

  • Pat Peterson – October 29
  • Bill Thompson – October 30

Anniversaries

  • =None=

Support for Our Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

You can continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile. Also register at Publix.com with M-H’s school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.


Save the Date

November 1 – CUC returns to our classroom with livestreaming

November 12 – 7:00 PM Believe Ministries Benefit “Abra-ca-ZOOM”



CUC Newsletter – October 18. 2020

“God saw all that he made: and it was very good”

(Genesis 1:31)


Sunday, October 18, 2020

A Message to the Hebrews: the New Covenant!

Our own Tom Knight is our CUC speaker this Sunday. Tom always brings us a well-prepared and thought-out lesson. His topic title is “A Message to the Hebrews: the New Covenant!”. The scripture for the lesson is

Matthew 27:50,51; “And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom….

CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom following Speaker

Thank goodness for Zoom! We had 84 participants last Sunday including our teacher. This Sunday will be the 29th Sunday we have met on Zoom!


Online Attendance Register for SS Classes

Be sure that you register your attendance –online at: www.rumc.com/connect-card and select the event that you are attending to register. Even if you are attending CUC on Zoom you should register your attendance. Sunday School – 9:30 am”. When you chose the time that our class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to the CUC class.


A Note from CUC President

Stop for a moment and consider, every morning you get a gift from God: a new beginning in the form of 24 unused hours. God simply hands you a silent expression of his divine love, a pristine new day full of promise and the chance to right the wrongs in your life. You can use the day to tell your family you love them, chase a dream, solve a nagging problem….or not. God provides the gift. How you use it is up to you. People often talk about starting over or making a new beginning. God gives you the chance today to make things right-and that includes your relationship with God. (Excerpts from Daily Devotions by Ed McMinn)

As we move toward Nov 1 and the return (for some of us) to the RUMC campus for Sunday school and Worship services, we are training some members who will be attending Sunday School in person, on the new A/V equipment. Doug ordered the equipment this week so we will be ready to go on Nov 1.

Praise the Lord and go Dawgs,

Fred Brown


Message from Doug Tatom

We now have over 100 Sunday School Lessons posted on our CUC Podcast.

I plan to have all ten years of our Sunday School lessons on the Podcast.

Fun Facts: There have been over 2,100 listens, Who Listens: within = US: 71%, Germany: 10%, France 10%, Ireland 3%, and the rest worldwide. Want to go back and re-listen to a Lesson? Give it a try!

https://anchor.fm/cuc-sunday-school


  • Jim Adcock – dealing with various medical issues while preparing for necessary replacement of painful hip now scheduled for October 20, this coming Tuesday
  • Sister Backus – as she has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Myra Belote – as she awaits surgery in early November for breast cancer
  • Malone Dodson as he undergoes Aortic Valve Replacement this Tuesday, October 20th
  • Jeannie Ehlers – pray for her as she recovers from chemo and complications. She remains in the hospital but is improving slowly after a difficult week.
  • Bob Hamilton scheduled to have badly needed hip replacement surgery on October 21st
  • Mary Kay Mills recovering at home following lengthy hospital stay for treatment of leukemia
  • Deidra Morrison, sister of Vince Grosse, who still needs prayers for a good recovery from colon cancer surgery.
  • Susan Ouzts family friend of the Grosses, who is undergoing the 7th & 8th round of chemo prior to surgery for pancreatic cancer

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Pat Deaton and her daughter Lara who is having a challenging time caring for her
  • Betty and Don Gay – at home with daily help of caregiver
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat Stamps suffering with a severe case of Shingles
  • Stan & Virginia Thomason Virginia has palliative Hospice Care to assist Stan in caring for her. Stan looks forward to calls from CUC members.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made, especially at this difficult time with the Corona virus! Special prayers for CUC members who have had severely limited outside contacts for these past few months due to Covid-19 risk. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the reopening of churches.


New information

New address for Earnie Robertson:
Please see his new address on the CUC Contacts app

Betty Robertson’s obituary can be read at
https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/sandy-springs-ga/betty-robertson-9367879


CUC Cares and Concerns

Since we will still not be meeting together it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming. Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite


23rd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

Thanks to all the CUC members who assisted in making the 2020 Malone Dodson annual golf tournament a success. It was a great day all around and it was good to see Malone there!


Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration

Jane and Greg Davidson are celebrating 13 years in ministry and mission with Believe Ministries, using Greg’s theatrical illusions, music and multi-media to win hearts for Christ. For the past several years, they have hosted an annual Benefit Celebration at RUMC. Many CUC’ers came for an exciting night of entertainment, message, and a chance to give support to their work.

With all the challenges that the Covid virus has brought to all mission work, they feel it’s even more imperative to find new ways to getting the gospel message to the world…virtually. They are inviting you to an event: The Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration “Abra-ca-ZOOM”, a magically fun “God Night”, Thursday, November 12, 7 PM, a private event by Zoom invitation link. It will include comedy, magic, music and message, with an opportunity to support Believe Ministries. There will be an on-line auction too…that will include by popular demand, the “MagicBoy BBQ dinner and entertainment for 8”. They are still accepting auction items.

You are invited to request an invitation packet (with raffle prize tickets) that will result in the ZOOM invitation link for the program itself. Do this by clicking on this web link for the Believe invitation page, click on the red button “send my packet” https://tinyurl.com/Believe-VIP-Invite

Or, send Jane at a direct email request for your invitation packet. Please include your mailing address, email address, and the name that you use to zoom.


My Neighbor’s Pantry

My Neighbor’s Pantry continues Reminder: Drop-offs are on Mondays 12:00-2:00 PM. Please only drop-off donations during this time. Pull up to the Fellowship Hall, honk your horn, and a masked volunteer will get items from your car. THANK YOU!!


RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu

We are still getting praise from numerous people every day; everybody is so thankful for this service. Thank you all for all of your continued efforts in keeping the community here at RUMC informed of weekly menu options.

The RUMC Hospitality team is still preparing these convenient, delicious, affordable meals every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. Pick up meals at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are just $5.00. No need to pre-order unless you plan to pay by credit card. To pay by card, please click the link below. Online orders are closed on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between 10:00 am – 5:00 pm., but open at all other times.

Place your order here for any of next week’s hot meals or pre-order some of our delicious frozen meals:

https://my.rumc.com/portal/event_signup.aspx?id=19286

or http://www.rumc.com/wednesday-night-out

Here is the menu for October 20th, October 21st, and October 22nd:

  • Tuesday: Korean BBQ Beef w/ Sesame Chive Rice, Asian Slaw, Sesame Roll.
  • Wednesday: Chicken, Shrimp, Andouille Sausage Jambalaya, Green Beans and Carrots, Corn Bread.
  • Thursday: Spaghetti w/ Meaty Mushroom Marinara, Cesar Salad, Garlic Bread.

Birthdays

  • Sue Gardner – October 18
  • Shirley May – October 18
  • Janet Buckley – October 19

Anniversaries

  • Babs and Shaw Skillings – Oct 22, 1966 – Cincinnati, Ohio – 54 years!

Support for Our Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

You can continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile. Also register at Publix.com with M-H’s school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.


Save the Date

  • November 1 – CUC returns to our classroom with livestreaming
  • November 12 – 7:00 PM Believe Ministries Benefit “Abra-ca-ZOOM”


CUC Newsletter for October 11, 2020

“There remains, then a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from his. Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest.” (Hebrews 4:9-11)


Sunday, October 11, 2020

Reckless Love: Living For Things That Die

This Sunday will be a little different. Jeff Ross will have a presentation for multiple classes from 9:30 until 10:00. CUC will have its announcements, etc. from 10:00 until 10:30.

Jeff Ross will take 5 minutes at the beginning to introduce what we are doing. Then he will push the play button so that all can see the presentation. It lasts 20 minutes. So that at 10:00 all can break into your separate Sunday school zoom meetings.

The speaker is Ted Smith. His topic is: “Reckless Love: Living for things that die.”

Ted is the Professor of Preaching and Ethics at the Candler School of Theology. He works at the intersections of practical and political theology, paying special attention to the forms preaching and worship take in late modern societies.

We will need to use Doug’s zoom number for the second part.
CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom following Speaker

Thank goodness for Zoom! We had 95 participants last Sunday including our teacher.

This Sunday will be the 27th Sunday we have met on Zoom!


Online Attendance Register for SS Classes

Be sure that you register your attendance – online at: http://www.rumc.com/connect-card and select the event that you are attending to register. Even if you are attending CUC on Zoom you should register your attendance. Choose between “Sunday School – 9:30 am”. When you choose the time that our class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to the CUC class.


A Note from CUC President

RESTING EASY

Rest is important to maintain physical-and spiritual-health. Rest for you might mean a good eight hours of sleep. Or a quiet Sunday morning that begins on your back deck or patio with the Sunday paper and a hot cup of coffee. Maybe a weekend getaway to the beach or the mountains, where the most strenuous thing you do is change positions in the hot tub.

God promised rest to you of a particular kind. His rest comes through faith. As you spend your day in the presence of God, you are revitalized and rejuvenated. The world around you may degenerate into chaos, but your soul remains at peace, at rest.

Praise the Lord and go Dawgs,

(Parts are taken from Daily Devotions for Die-Hard GA Bulldog fans by Ed McMinn.)

Fred


CUC MUST Food Program Funds

Charlie Mason has reimbursed CUC members a total of $5,842 for groceries. We had $6,665 in donations for the food program. He is still reimbursing class members for their expenses for the current food program.


  • Jim Adcock – dealing with various medical issues while preparing for necessary replacement of painful hip now scheduled for October 20th.
  • Myra Belote – as she awaits surgery in early November for breast cancer
  • Jeannie Ehlers – pray for her as she recovers from chemo and complications and prepares for surgery for ovarian cancer in 4 to 5 weeks.
  • Mary Kay Mills, with leukemia in remission, will be returning home from rehab today. Family will be with her at home.
  • Deidra Morrison, sister of Vince Grosse, who had colon cancer surgery this past week is doing well but still needs prayers for a good recovery.
  • Susan Ouzts, family friend of the Grosses, who is undergoing the 7th & 8th round of chemo prior to surgery for pancreatic cancer

Thanksgiving

  • Pat Deaton – is recovering well from her fractured hip and she and her daughter Lara want to express their appreciation for the prayers and cards and notes from CUC members.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Malone Dodson and Charlotte following Malone’s recent stroke
  • Betty and Don Gay – at home with daily help of caregiver
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat Stamps suffering with a severe case of Shingles
  • Stan & Virginia Thomason -. Virginia has palliative Hospice Care to assist Stan in caring for her. Stan looks forward to calls from CUC members.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made, especially at this difficult time with the Corona virus! Special prayers for CUC members who have had severely limited outside contacts for these past few months due to Covid-19 risk. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the reopening of churches.


CUC Cares and Concerns

Since we will still not be meeting together it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming. Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite


RUMC Mission Booth

The RUMC Mission Booth needs nice articles to sell for missions, (small furniture, sterling or gold jewelry and nice costume jewelry especially vintage, holiday items for fall and Christmas, pictures, lamps, decorative items, vintage or antique novelty items). All jewelry sales at this time is going to job Networking, which has totaled over $1000 within the last 3 months. We would encourage everyone to come shop at City Antiques which is where we have two booths donated to us. It is a fun place to look and shop and all proceeds of what is sold goes to missions supported by RUMC. These sales have been averaging $2000 per month. If anyone has any questions call Ann Gordon 770-490-7900 or
Annette Whaley 770-634-2289


23rd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

Pray for good weather on this coming Monday, October 12th,, 2020 the 23rd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament at the Woodmont Country Club in Canton, GA will be convened to honor our beloved member and former pastor, Malone Dodson. Yes, it will go on in spite of the Covid-19 situation. Woodmont promises to make this a great event with all the necessary safety precautions for players and volunteers. The Foundation needs this annual event to proceed as this is the only way the RUMC Foundation has funds to operate. Any size donation can be made on line or write a check to RUMC noting that it is for the Foundation. See the RUMC Foundation Golf website for more information. Please consider your participation even if you don’t play or volunteer!


My Neighbor’s Pantry

My Neighbor’s Pantry continues. Needs this week are: household cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, feminine hygiene products and butter. Reminder: Drop-offs are

on Mondays 12:00-2:00 PM. Please only drop-off donations during this time. Pull up to the Fellowship Hall, honk your horn, and a masked volunteer will get items from your car. THANK YOU!!


RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu

We are still getting praise from numerous people every day; everybody is so thankful for this service. Thank you all for all of your continued efforts in keeping the community here at RUMC informed of weekly menu options.

The RUMC Hospitality team is still preparing these convenient, delicious, affordable meals every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. Pick up meals at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are just $5.00. No need to pre-order unless you plan to pay by credit card. To pay by card, please click the link below. Online orders are closed on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between 10:00 am – 5:00 pm., but open at all other times.

Place your order here for any of next week’s hot meals or pre-order some of our delicious frozen meals: https://my.rumc.com/portal/event_signup.aspx?id=19255

RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu Week of October 13th – October 15th

  • Tuesday: Chicken Cacciatori, Rice Pilaf, Glazed Carrots, Yeast Roll
  • Wednesday: BBQ Pulled Pork, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Yeast Roll
  • Thursday: Southern Meatloaf w/ Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Peas and Corn, Yeast Roll

Birthdays

  • Rose Lappe – October 12
  • Lenna Sharp – October 17
  • Sue Gardner – October 18
  • Shirley May – October 18

Anniversaries

  • Kathy and Bob Carpenter – Oct 12, 1980-40 years – Roswell, GA

Support for Our Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

You can also contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile. Also register at Publix.com with M-H’s school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.


Save the Date

  • Monday, October 12 – Malone Dodson Golf Tournament


CUC Newsletter – October 4, 2020

NLT Above all, you must live as citizens of heaven, conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ. Philippians 1:27 NLT


Sunday, October 4, 2020

Mark Goodwin has our lesson October 4. His title is “How should Christians respond to the upcoming elections?” Mark always gives a very thought-provoking message with a strong Christian background. His scripture is from Philippians 1:27


CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Thank goodness for Zoom! We had 99 participants last Sunday including our teacher.

This Sunday will be the 27th Sunday we have met on Zoom!


Online Attendance Register for all SS Classes

Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Class members will initially go online to: www.rumc.com/connect-card to register within Ministry Platform. After that, each time you sign-on you will just need to select the event that you are attending to register. If you are attending CUC on Zoom you will do the same to register your attendance. The system will allow you to choose between “Sunday School – 9:30 am” or “Sunday School – 11:00 am.” When you choose the time that your class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to the CUC class.


A Note from CUC President

This coming Sunday, October 4, weather permitting, RUMC will begin holding Sunday worship services on the Commons. It is planned to be a simple, casual service and you are invited to bring your chair(s) or a blanket. You are requested to wear a mask, but they will not be required outside. Temperatures will be taken, and social distancing will be practiced. As RUMC continues with a phased approach of opening the campus, small groups (SG) will be welcomed to meet inside campus facilities beginning Oct. 19. SG leaders should contact Lorin Tate at discipleship@rumc.cpm to schedule a space.

Sunday morning worship on campus will resume Nov. 1. Worship will be at 9:00 and 11:15 AM, with adult Sunday School (SS) at 10:00AM. This phase and schedule will be in place until late May or early June 2021.

During Jeff Ross’s recent Zoom presentation to our class, he discussed returning to the campus on Nov. 1 for Sunday School. I could not get an accurate count on how many were interested in doing so when he asked the question, but it appears there are some, maybe up to 50%, who want to come back to the campus for SS. I believe we should consider a hybrid solution, by having both in class and Zoom options. Doug has indicated that he has the equipment to live stream and record the class meeting at the church and even though he won’t be able to physically participate, he is willing to train someone to use the equipment. So if we can set up Zoom and live stream in our classroom so that we are all still together, that should be our goal beginning Nov 1. In order to return to our classroom and maintain social distancing, we will need to get a more accurate count on those who plan to attend in person. Send me a short email, if you plan to return to the campus beginning on Nov.1. (IF YOU ARE GOING TO CONTINUE ON ZOOM YOU DO NOT NEED TO REPLY)

Just a reminder, the Malone Dodson Golf Tournament is in less than 2 weeks, Oct. 12. This event is the Foundation’s ONLY source of budget funds, and the Foundation needs all the help possible. Please consider helping by offering up something to be given away in the virtual auction. For example, use of vacation home/cabin for a week, use of RV, artwork, services, or a wine basket to name a few ideas. If you want to play go to http://www.rumc.com/golf or http://www.rumcf.org/events

Second week of SEC football, the Georgia Bulldogs hosts the Auburn Tigers, and my bulldogs host the Razorbacks of Arkansas.

Praise the Lord and Go Dawgs!!

Fred


  • Jim Adcock – dealing with various medical issues while preparing for necessary replacement of painful hip
  • Myra Belote – as she awaits surgery in early November for breast cancer
  • Pat Deaton – recovering at home after hip replacement for fractured hip
  • Malone Dodson and Charlotte following Malone’s recent stroke
  • Jeannie Ehlers – pray for her as she begins chemo treatments for ovarian cancer
  • Mary Kay Mills with leukemia in remission is now at Wellstar North Fulton Hospital for rehabilitation
  • Sharon Schnackenberg’s family and friends in fire zones in Oregon and California
  • Deidra Morrison, sister of Vince Grosse, who is undergoing colon cancer surgery October 8.
  • Susan Ouzts family friend of the Grosses, who is undergoing the 7th & 8th round of chemo prior to surgery for pancreatic cancer
  • Linda Temples as she recovers at home from a successful kidney transplant

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Betty and Don Gay – at home with daily help of caregiver
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat Stamps suffering with a severe case of Shingles
  • Stan & Virginia Thomason -. Virginia has Hospice Care to assist Stan in caring for her. Stan looks forward to calls from CUC members.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made, especially at this difficult time with the Corona virus! Special prayers for CUC members who have had severely limited outside contacts for these past few months due to Covid-19 risk. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the reopening of churches.


CUC Cares and Concerns

Since we will still not be meeting together it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming. Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite


RUMC Mission Booth

The RUMC Mission Booth needs nice articles to sell for missions, (small furniture, sterling or gold jewelry and nice costume jewelry especially vintage, holiday items for fall and Christmas, pictures, lamps, decorative items, vintage or antique novelty items). All jewelry sales at this time is going to job Networking, which has totaled over $1000 within the last 3 months. We would encourage everyone to come shop at City Antiques which is where we have two booths donated to us. It is a fun place to look and shop and all proceeds of what is sold goes to missions supported by RUMC. These sales have been averaging $2000 per month. If anyone has any questions call Ann Gordon 770-490-7900 or Annette Whaley 770-634-2289


23rd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

Your help and support are needed! On October 12th,, 2020 the 23rd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament at the Woodmont Country Club in Canton, GA will be convened to honor our beloved member and former pastor, Malone Dodson. Yes, it will go on in spite of the Covid-19 situation. Woodmont promises to make this a great, even with all the necessary safety precautions for players and volunteers. The Foundation needs this annual event to proceed as this is the only way the RUMC Foundation has funds to operate. Please provide your support by playing on October 12th and/or sponsoring the event. Sponsorships are available from $250 to $7,500. Also any size donation can be made on line or write a check to RUMC noting that it is for the Foundation. See the RUMC Foundation Golf website for more information. You can also support by volunteering on Columbus Day. Please consider your participation!


RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu

The RUMC Hospitality team is still preparing these convenient, delicious, affordable meals every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. Pick up meals at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are just $5.00. No need to pre-order unless you plan to pay by credit card. To pay by card, please click the link below and remember you may need to refresh your browser when you arrive at the RUMC web page. Online orders are closed on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between 10:00 am – 5:00 pm., but open at all other times.

Place your order here for any of next week’s hot meals or pre-order some of our delicious frozen meals: https://my.rumc.com/portal/event_signup.aspx?id=19255

RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu

Week of October 6th – October 8th

  • Tuesday: Cheesy Beef Enchiladas, Mexican Rice, Charro Beans
  • Wednesday: Chicken Pot Pie, Pickled Veggie Salad
  • Thursday: Cincinnati Style Beef Chili over Spaghetti, Sliced Fruit, Corn Bread

Birthdays

  • Barbara Zellner – October 4
  • Debbie Goodwin – October 7
  • Stan Thomason – October 7
  • Dave Taylor – October 8
  • Dal Zierk – October 10

Anniversaries

  • ** None **

My Neighbor’s Pantry

My Neighbor’s Pantry will continue into 2021! The program will run as-is through Monday, November 9th. Then we’ll take a short break and resume on Monday, January 4th. More details coming your way soon.

In the meantime, here’s what we need this week:

  • household cleaning supplies
  • laundry detergent
  • butter

CUC members who would like to buy and deliver items from the list to the Reminder: Drop-offs are on Mondays 12:00-2:00 PM. Please only drop-off donations during this time. Pull up to the Fellowship Hall, honk your horn, and a masked volunteer will get items from your car. THANK YOU!!church can do so. Please keep your receipt and send or email a copy of your receipts for Charlie Mason and you will be reimbursed from the money that has been donated for the MUST ministry.


Support for Our Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

You can also contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile. Also register at Publix.com with M-H’s school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.


Save the Date

  • Monday, October 12 – Malone Dodson Golf Tournament


CUC Newsletter – September 27, 2020

Psalm 51:11-12. “Cast me not away from your presence and take not your Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of your salvation and sustain in me a willing spirit.”


Sunday, September 27, 2020

The Diamond, COVID 19 and Our Relationship With God.

Dave Mueller, who has taught our class a number of times, has our CUC lesson Sunday. The title of his lesson is “The Diamond, COVID 19, and Our Relationship With God.” Dave and his wife, Sherry, are members of Crosstalk Class.


CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Thank goodness for Zoom! We had 88 participants last Sunday including Jeff Ross.

This Sunday will be the 26th Sunday we have met on Zoom!


Online Attendance Register for all SS Classes

Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Class members will initially go online to: www.rumc.com/connect-card to register within Ministry Platform. After that, each time you sign-on you will just need to select the event that you are attending to register. If you are attending CUC on Zoom you will do the same to register your attendance. The system will allow you to choose between “Sunday School – 9:30 am” or “Sunday School – 11:00 am.” When you choose the time that your class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to the CUC class.


A Note from CUC President

HURRY UP AND WAIT !

We rush to our endless doctors’ appointments and wind up sitting in the “waiting room” for an hour. We wait in line to check out at a retail store. You’re put on hold when you call a tragically misnamed “customer service” center. All of that waiting is time lost and we can never get it back.

Sometimes we even wait for God. We have needs, and we desperately call upon the Lord. Our pleas to God are often for an immediate response; prayer is, after all, a last respite for many. Thus, we are often disappointed when we perhaps get no reply right away.

But Jesus’ last command to his disciples was to wait. Our entire Christian life is spent in an attitude of waiting for Jesus’ return. However, we don’t just sit around and wait; instead, we grow stronger in our faith. Waiting for God is never time lost.

“Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about.” Acts 1:4

Football season begins in the SEC this Saturday, tomorrow in fact, if you are reading this on Friday. My Miss State Bulldogs travel to “Death Vally” to take on the defending National Champs the LSU Tigers. The other Bulldogs travel to Arkansas.

A former Miss State Men’s BB coach always ended an interview or press conference with the phrase,” Praise the Lord and Go Dawgs” You will see that from me often this season.

Stay safe and pray for our Country,

Fred


Update on CUC Mission Outreach

For several years CUC members have supported the Christian School at Red Bird Mission in southeastern Kentucky. This rural settlement is a missionary conference of the United Methodist Church. Box Tops for Education, coupons clipped from various grocery products, were then collected and sent on to the school for cash reimbursement. These “clippies” are being replaced with a digital system requiring CUC members to submit personal information online. The CUC Mission Outreach Committee recommends that class members no longer clip any expiring coupons and thanks all of you who did participate.

Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center remains a mission project for our class. One way to help the budget there is to register at Amazon Smile and designate Murphy-Harpst as the charity you support. A portion of whatever you spend at Amazon Smile will be sent to this UMC home for needy young people. A second easy way is to register at Publix.com with M-H’s school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix. Whatever information you submit about yourself is kept within the Publix system. The CUC Mission Outreach Committee thanks the class for continuing to support Christmas joy at M-H and then a birthday party every February for residents there.


  • Jim Adcock – dealing with various medical issues while preparing for necessary replacement of painful hip
  • Myra Belote has been diagnosed again with breast cancer after 18 years of being cancer free. She is asking for your prayers for favorable final lab reports that might determine a lumpectomy rather than a mastectomy. She is scheduled for surgery early November.
  • Pat Deaton – Having partial hip replacement today for fractured hip after fall at home
  • Malone Dodson and Charlotte following Malone’s recent stroke
  • Mary Kay Mills diagnosed with leukemia may still be in the hospital for a couple more weeks
  • Jim Morman as he recovers at home from a mild stroke
  • Earnie Robertson on the loss of his wife Betty
  • Sharon Schnackenberg’s family and friends in fire zones in Oregon and California
  • Linda Temples as she recovers from a successful kidney transplant

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Betty and Don Gay – at home with daily help of caregiver
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat Stamps suffering with a severe case of Shingle
  • Stan & Virginia Thomason Virginia has Hospice Care to assist Stan in caring for her. Stan looks forward to calls from CUC members.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made, especially at this difficult time with the Corona virus! Special prayers for CUC members who have had severely limited outside contacts for these past few months due to Covid-19 risk. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the reopening of churches.

CUC Cares and Concerns

Since we will still not be meeting together it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming. Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite


23rd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

Your help and support are needed! On October 12th,, 2020 the 23rd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament at the Woodmont Country Club in Canton, GA will be convened to honor our beloved member and former pastor, Malone Dodson.

Yes, it will go on in spite of the Covid-19 situation. Woodmont promises to make this a great even with all the necessary safety precautions for players and volunteers. The Foundation needs this annual event to proceed as this is the only way the RUMC Foundation has funds to operate. Please provide your support by playing on October 12th and/or sponsoring the event. Sponsorships are available from $250 to $7,500.

Also any size donation can be made on line or write a check to RUMC noting that it is for the Foundation. See the RUMC Foundation Golf website for more information. You can also support by volunteering on Columbus Day. Please consider your participation!


RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu

The RUMC Hospitality team is still preparing these convenient, delicious, affordable meals every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. Pick up meals at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are just $5.00. No need to pre-order unless you plan to pay by credit card. To pay by card, please click the link below and remember you may need to refresh your browser when you arrive at the RUMC web page. Online orders are closed on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between 10:00 am – 5:00 pm., but open at all other times.

Week of September 29th – October 1st

  • Tuesday: French Onion Beef and Rice Casserole, Garlic Butter Green Beans, Yeast Roll Water.
  • Wednesday: White Bean and Chicken Chili, Corn and Pepper Rice Pilaf, Fresh Fruit, Corn Bread.
  • Thursday: Lasagna Bolognese, Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread

Birthdays

  • Mary Kay Mills – September 28
  • Wanda Taylor – October 2
  • Stella Boayue – October 2
  • Barbara Zellner – October 4

Anniversaries

  • ** None **

My Neighbor’s Pantry

The number of families we serve each week continues to rise!

Household cleaners continue to be the biggest need, but this week we need cheese and hot dog buns, too. We’re also adding butter this week…

Our biggest needs this week:

  • · household cleaning supplies
  • · hot dog buns
  • · cheese (blocks or shredded)
  • · butter
  • · laundry detergent

Reminder: Drop-offs are on Mondays 12:00-2:00 PM. Please only drop-off donations during this time. Pull up to the Fellowship Hall, honk your horn, and a masked volunteer will get items from your car. THANK YOU!!

CUC members who would like to buy and deliver items from the list can do so. Please keep your receipt and send or email a copy of your receipts for Charlie Mason and you will be reimbursed from the money that has been donated for the MUST ministry.


Support for Our Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

You can also contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile. Also register at Publix.com with M-H’s school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.


Save the Date

  • Monday, October 12 – Malone Dodson Golf Tournament


CUC Newsletter – September 18, 2020

Hebrews 12:28 28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

A Faith for Tough Times

Jeff Ross has our CUC lesson Sunday. We are glad to have him with us again. His title is “A Faith for Tough Times” using scriptures from Hebrews.

Hebrews 6:19 19 – We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain,

CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Thank goodness for Zoom! We had 98 participants last Sunday including Bob Fletcher.

This Sunday will be the 25th Sunday we have met on Zoom!

Just enter that meeting ID when you start Zoom and you will be connected to the CUC Sunday School meeting . Doug normally starts the meeting about 9:15 am on Sundays. This gives you a chance to say Hello, and then the class starts at 9:30 am sharpish!

Due to the limit of 100 participants Doug suggests that you watch the class meeting on one device, such as your tablet, iPad, or computer so that it can be viewed by you and your significant other. This will give everyone a chance to view the class.


Online Attendance Register for all SS Classes

Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Class members will initially go online to: http://www.rumc.com/worship/live-stream-library/ to register within Ministry Platform.

After that, each time you sign-on you will just need to select the event that you are attending to register. If you are attending CUC on Zoom you will do the same to register your attendance. The system will allow you to choose between “Sunday School – 9:30 am” or “Sunday School – 11:00 am.” When you choose the time that your class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to the CUC class.


RUMC Sunday Services

Be sure to live stream the church service. Go to http://www.rumc.com/worship/live-stream-library/ at the time of the Sunday service you want to watch. Be sure to register your attendance for that too!


A Note from CUC President

KEEPING THE PEACE

Hopefully you have never been in a brawl or a public brouhaha. But maybe in your younger days you were involved in a “disagreement” on the playground, basketball court, or football field. Maybe you retaliated when you got one elbow too many in a pickup basketball game. Or maybe you have been involved in road rage.

While we do seem to live in a more belligerent, confrontational society than ever before, fighting is not the solution to a problem. Rather, it only escalates the whole confrontation, leaving wounded pride, and simmering hatred in its wake. Actively seeking and making peace is the way to a solution that lasts and heals broken relationships and aching hearts.

Peace is not as easy as fighting. Making peace instead of fighting takes courage and strength. It is also exactly what Jesus would do.

“Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy.” Hebrews 12:14

Taken from Daily Devotions by Ed McMinn
God bless and keep you safe

Fred


CUC Christmas Party?

The CUC Fellowship Committee has reserved the Metropolitan Club dining room for our annual Christmas Party on December 1st. We will need to put down money soon to guarantee the room. Our price is based on having our usual 100 people attend the party.

The Fellowship Committee, thinking we will probably still be in a COVID Pandemic environment in early December, is recommending canceling the party for 2020 because of the vulnerability to COVID for our CUC class members. Mike and Garlinn Story, and Marianna Brown are looking for any issues class members may have on this. We will talk about this briefly on our CUC zoom call this Sunday.


CUC Sponsorship of Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

Charlie Mason made a motion and it was approved by CUC this past Sunday to provide a $750 sponsorship for the Malone Dodson Golf Tournament for the benefit of the RUMC Foundation.

As long as there has been a Malone Dodson Golf Tournament, CUC has always provided a sponsorship. Sponsorships reduce the tournament costs so that more of the proceeds go directly to the Foundation. Shaw Skillings is chairman of the Foundation this year and Lynn Adcock, Jack Stadler, and George Waite are on the committee.


23rd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

Your help and support are needed! On October 12th,, 2020 the 23rd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament at the Woodmont Country Club in Canton, GA will be convened to honor our beloved member and former pastor, Malone Dodson. Yes, it will go on in spite of the Covid-19 situation. Woodmont promises to make this a great event with all the necessary safety precautions for players and volunteers.

The Foundation needs this annual event to proceed as this is the only way the RUMC Foundation has funds to operate. Please provide your support by playing on October 12th and/or sponsoring the event. Sponsorships are available from $250 to $7,500. Also any size donation can be made on line or write a check to RUMC noting that it is for the Foundation. See the RUMC Foundation Golf website for more information. You can also support by volunteering on Columbus Day. Please consider your participation!


Tell It Like It Can Be

Martha Knight still has some copies of Jim McCormick’s latest book, Tell It Like It Can Be. Let her know if you would like to purchase one. Send a check made out to the CUC Class for $15.00 with Jim’s Book on the memo line to Martha Knight. She will give Charlie Mason the checks in a couple of weeks and will deliver the book to you.


  • Jim Adcock – dealing with various medical issues while preparing for necessary replacement of painful hip
  • Malone Dodson and Charlotte following Malone’s recent stroke:
    Phil Dodson has reported that Malone has good days and bad. On the good days, he’s very upbeat and does everything that his therapists want him to do. Unfortunately the strokes affected his right aside and he’s right handed, so that has presented a problem but he’s working very diligently on getting his strength and movement back. He has occupational, physical and speech therapists and someone that comes in at 7 each night and leaves at 7 in the morning and helps get him ready for bed and is available when he wants to use the bathroom during the night and then gets him dressed in the morning. This helps Charlotte to get some sleep during the night. His strokes damaged his right side and, as he is right-handed, progress is a little slow and frustrating at times. He misses his normal activities like feeding the birds, going shopping, visiting with people etc. but they don’t want visitors right now. On good days, he uses his walker around the house. His three children have also been a big help. Just thought you’d like to know about this. Please continue to keep them in your prayers and pass this to anyone in your groups that have asked about them.
  • Susan Emmons asks for prayers as she has studies to determine cause of a heart murmur
  • Mary Kay Mills diagnosed with leukemia will be returning home shortly and will need full-time care at home for 3 weeks. Her son and daughter-in-law will be helping.
    Earnie Robertson on the loss of his wife Betty
    Sharon Schnackenberg’s family and friends in fire zones in Oregon and California
    Gale & Roger Davis and extended family on the sudden death of their grandson, Tyler’s 29-year-old wife, Roxanne.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma

CUC Cares and Concerns

Since we will still not be meeting together it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming. Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite


RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu

As of Wednesday this week there had been couple of great take-out days at RUMC! They had Served @ 225 hot meals and @ 90 Frozen meals over the past couple of days. Thanks to all of you who continue to spread the word about this essential Service to our community here at the church and beyond.

Week of September 22,23, and 24th

  • Tuesday: Garlic Pork and Broccoli Stir-fried Noodles, Egg Roll, Sliced Fruit
  • Wednesday: Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas with Black Beans and Rice
  • Thursday: Country Fried Steak with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Buttered Corn on the Cobb, Honey Buttermilk Biscuit
  • All served with Bottled Water.

The RUMC Hospitality team is still preparing these convenient, delicious, affordable meals every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. Pick up meals at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are just $5.00. No need to pre-order unless you plan to pay by credit card. To pay by card, please click the link below and remember you may need to refresh your browser when you arrive at the RUMC web page.

Online orders are closed on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between 10:00 am – 5:00 pm., but open at all other times.

Place your order here for any of next week’s hot meals or pre-order some of our delicious frozen meals: Order Online


Birthdays

  • Jim Ehlers – September 22
  • Mike Ewing – September 22
  • Wilfred Boayue – September 23
  • Beth Hamilton – September 24

Anniversaries

  • — None —

My Neighbor’s Pantry

The number of families we are serving is definitely going up! Household cleaners continue to be our biggest need because they are hard to find and many stores have purchasing limits. While you shop for your own family this week, if you can pick-up 1-2 extra dish soaps, spray cleaners, toilet cleaners or laundry detergents, we would love to have them!

Our biggest needs this week:

  • household cleaning supplies
  • laundry detergent
  • hand soap
  • feminine hygiene products (pads more popular than tampons)

Reminder: Drop-offs are on Mondays 12:00-2:00 PM. Please only drop-off donations during this time. Pull up to the Fellowship Hall, honk your horn, and a masked volunteer will get items from your car. THANK YOU!!

CUC members who would like to buy and deliver items from the list to the church can do so. Please keep your receipt and send or email a copy of your receipts for Charlie Mason and you will be reimbursed from the money that has been donated for the MUST ministry.


Support for Our Missions:

Before the Box Top plan is completely discontinued and changed to an online system, please keep on saving those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions and send your collected ones to Betty Hunt.

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

You can also contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile.


Save the Date

  • Monday, October 12 – Malone Dodson Golf Tournament


CUC Newsletter – September 11, 2020

Revelation 21:4 –  “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death, or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

 Sunday, September 13, 2020

He will wipe every tear from their eyes

CUC  is  blessed  with  great  speakers  who  present  the  most  interesting  lessons.

Bob Fletcher has our lesson again on Sunday. He will conclude his series on Revelation. His  scripture  is Revelation 21:4


 CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Thank goodness for Zoom! We had 81 participants last Sunday including Jim McCormick and former CUC members JB and Aldona Titus.

This Sunday will be the 24th Sunday we have met on Zoom!

Due to the limit of 100 participants Doug suggests that you watch the class meeting on one device, such as your tablet, iPad, or computer so that it can be viewed by you and your significant other. This will give everyone a chance to view the class.


Online Attendance Register for all SS Classes

Be sure that   you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. 

Class members will initially go online to: www.rumc.com/connect-card to register within Ministry Platform.  After that, each time you sign-on you will just need to select the event that you are attending to register.  If you are attending CUC on Zoom you will do the same to register your attendance.

The system will allow you to choose between “Sunday School – 9:30 am” or “Sunday School – 11:00 am.” When you chose the time that your class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to the CUC class.


 RUMC Sunday Services

Be sure to live stream the church service. Go to RUMC.com/live at the time of the Sunday service you want to watch. Be sure to register your attendance for that too!


A Note from CUC President

ONE-MAN ARMY

In the 2005 Egg Bowl, Ole Miss didn’t stand a chance against MSU’s one-man army. Senior halfback Jerious Norwood rushed for 204 yards and scored four touchdowns in State’s 35-14 win. Though Norwood was a one-man army on the scoreboard, the win belonged to the team. 

A similar situation will occur when Christ returns. He will be a one-man army, a rider on a white horse, who will destroy those forces responsible for disorder and chaos in God’s world. The image of Jesus as a warrior may shock and discomfort some of us, but it should excite and thrill us. It reminds us that God will unleash his awesome power to effect justice and righteousness in a world that persecutes his people and slanders his name. It should also cause a sense of urgency in us because on that glorious day when that one-man army returns, the time for decisions for Christ will have passed. 

For now, Jesus has an army at his disposal of billions of Christians around the world. We are Christian soldiers; we have a world to conquer – before he returns as a one-man army to finish the job. 

“The rest of them were killed by the sword that came out of the mouth of the rider on the horse”, Revelation 19:21

(Comments taken from Dailey Devotions for Die-Hard MSU Fans by Ed McMinn)

May God Bless,

Fred


Treasurer’s  Update

 Reimbursements to the individuals who have been shopping for the summer food program now total $5,705.

A motion will be made in CUC this Sunday to provide a $500 sponsorship for the Malone Dodson Golf Tournament for the benefit of the RUMC Foundation.  As long as there has been a Malone Dodson Golf Tournament, CUC has always provided a sponsorship.  Sponsorships reduce the tournament costs so that more of the proceeds go directly to the Foundation.

Charlie Mason


Your help and support are needed!  On October 12th,, 2020 – the 23rd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament at the Woodmont Country Club in Canton, GA will be convened to honor our beloved member and former minster, Malone Dodson.  

Yes, it will go on in spite of the Covid-19 situation.  Woodmont promises to make this a great even with all the necessary safety precautions.  The Foundation needs this annual event to proceed as this is the only way the RUMC Foundation has funds to operate.  Please provide your support by playing on October 12th and/or sponsoring the event.  See the RUMC Foundation Golf website for more information.  You can also support by volunteering on Columbus Day.  Please consider your participation!


  • Jim Adcock – dealing with various medical issues while preparing for necessary replacement of painful hip
  • Malone Dodson and Charlotte following Malone’s recent stroke
  • Mary Kay Mills diagnosed with leukemia will continue to be in the hospital for another week and when released, she will need full-time care at home for 3 weeks. Her son and daughter-in-law will be helping. She thanks everyone for the cards and notes.
  • Cecelia Moore on the loss of her brother, Rodney in SC
  • Jim Morman as he recovers from a mild stroke this past week
  • Betty Robertson After being hospitalized and many tests, was diagnosed with 4th stage Cervical Cancer. Earnie said Hospice has been helpful
  • Pat Stamps suffering with a severe case of Shingles
  • Sharon Schnackenberg’s family and friends in fire zones in Oregon and California
  • Linda Temples says: Thank you CUC for your prayers. You brought us through before. God is all wise and merciful.
  • Vince Grosse requests prayers for his younger sister, Deidra Morrison, who has been diagnosed with colon cancer.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Betty and Don Gay– at home with daily help of caregiver
  • Shirley May still  recovering with post-shingles neuropathy          
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Stan & Virginia Thomason –. Virginia has Hospice Care to assist Stan in caring for her. Stan looks forward to calls from CUC members. 

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made, especially at this difficult time with the Corona virus!  Special prayers  for  CUC  members who  have  had severely  limited outside  contacts  for  these  past  few  months due  to  Covid 19  risk. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the reopening of churches.

Since we will still not be meeting together it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming. Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite


RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu Week of September 15th – September 17th   

  • Tuesday: Beef Stroganoff with Buttered Egg Noodles and Caramelized Onions, Roasted Carrots and Beets, Yeast Roll, Bottled Water.
  • Wednesday: Chicken Pot Pie, Garden Salad and Fresh Fruit, Bottled Water.
  • Thursday: Slow Roasted Pulled BBQ Pork, Macaroni and Cheese, Cole Slaw, Yeast Roll, Bottled Water.

The RUMC Hospitality team is still preparing convenient, delicious, affordable meals every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM.

Pick up meals at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are just $5.00. No need to pre-order unless you plan to pay by credit card. To pay by card, please click the link below and remember you may need to refresh your browser when you arrive at the RUMC web page. 

Online orders are closed on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between 10:00 am – 5:00 pm., but open at all other times.Place your order here for any of next week’s hot meals or pre-order some of our delicious frozen meals:          

Order Online: https://my.rumc.com/portal/event_signup.aspx?id=19255

Thanks and have a wonderful weekend!

Jacob Crane 
Director of Hospitality


Birthdays

  • Jill Caviness—Sept 14
  • Janet Thomas—Sept 19
  • John Sharp—Sept 19

Anniversaries

  • Betty and Don Gay – Sept 16, 1956 – 64 years! Winston, GA
  • Rose and Jim Lappe – Sep 16, 1967- 53 years! Grand Rapids MI
  • Beverly & Doug Tatom – Sep 19, 1998-22 years- Roswell  GA

We are excited to announce that Second Helpings Atlanta and the Atlanta Community Kitchen have partnered with us for another month! 

In addition to groceries, our families will receive prepared meals from Proof of the Pudding Catering. This awesome program provides amazing food for families while also providing jobs for commercial kitchen workers in our community.

Our biggest needs this week:  

  • laundry detergent
  • household cleaning supplies
  • cheese (blocks or shredded)
  • hand soap
  • feminine hygiene products (pads more popular than tampons)
  • toothpaste
  • hot dog buns

Reminder: Drop-offs are on Mondays 12:00-2:00 PM. Please only drop-off donations during this time. Pull up to the Fellowship Hall, honk your horn, and a masked volunteer will get items from your car. THANK YOU!!

CUC members who would like to buy and deliver items from the list to the church can do so.  Please keep your receipt and send or email a copy of your receipts for Charlie Mason and you will be reimbursed from the money that has been donated for the MUST  ministry.


Support for Our Missions:

Before the Box Top plan is completely discontinued and changed to an online system, please keep on saving those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions and send your collected ones to Betty Hunt.

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

You can also contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile.




CUC Newsletter – September 4, 2020

“And God will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain.” Revelation 21:4

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Jesus the Man of Sorrows

Dr. Jim McCormick has our CUC lesson Sunday. We are delighted to have him back! Back in March he started our Lenten Series, then the pandemic hit. He still had three lessons to present and will cover the last of them this week. This Sunday he will present “Jesus, the Man of Sorrows”.

The scripture is Isaiah 53:3-5:
3. He was despised and rejected by mankind,a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem. 4.Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. 5.But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.


CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Thank goodness for Zoom! We had 96 participants last Sunday including Jim McCormick.

Doug normally starts the meeting about 9:15 am on Sundays. This gives you a chance to say Hello, and then the class starts at 9:30 am sharpish!

Due to the limit of 100 participants Doug suggests that you watch the class meeting on one device, such as your tablet, iPad, or computer so that it can be viewed by you and your significant other. This will give everyone a chance to view the class.

Online Attendance Register for all SS Classes Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Class members will initially go online to: www.rumc.com/connect-card to register within Ministry Platform. After that, each time you sign-on you will just need to select the event that you are attending to register. If you are attending CUC on Zoom you will do the same to register your attendance. The system will allow you to choose between “Sunday School – 9:30 am” OR “Sunday School – 11:00 am.” When you chose the time that your class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to the CUC class.


RUMC Sunday Services

Be sure to live stream the church service. Go to RUMC.com/live at the time of the Sunday service you want to watch. Be sure to register your attendance for that too!


A Note from CUC President

THANK YOU!

Thank you CUCers for all the beautiful cards you have sent to MariAnna and me. Today I sat down and read them all again. I want you to know how much I appreciate your thoughts and prayers.

President’s Message:

When you lose a loved one, especially during this time of COVID, when you don’t get to be with them, you feel really sad and cheated. You cry. Crying is as much a part of life as are breathing and potholes on the highway. Usually our tears are brought on by pain, sorrow or disappointment.

But what about when your child or grandchild was born? You see a bride walking down the aisle? A grandchild graduates from high school or college? When Mississippi State beats Ole Miss (Sorry Ole Miss fans)? When you discovered Jesus Christ? Those times elicit tears too; we cry at times of our most overwhelming sorrow and our greatest joy.

If I shed a tear when Mississippi State wins a game, especially over Ole Miss, can we really believe that we will stand dry-eyed and calm in the presence of Jesus? Thus, while there will be tears in Heaven, they will only be tears of sheer, undiluted joy. The greatest joy possible, a joy beyond our imagining, must occur when we finally see Christ.

“(God) will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more deathor mourning or crying or pain.”, Revelation 21:4

(Parts of my comments are from Daily Devotions for Die-Hard Mississippi State Bulldog Fans by Ed McMinn)

Thank you CUCers for who you are,

Fred


My Neighbor’s Pantry

Reminder: Drop-offs are now on Mondays 12:00-2:00 PM. Please only drop-off donations during this time. Pull up to the Fellowship Hall, honk your horn, and a masked volunteer will get items from your car. CUC members who would like to buy and deliver items from the list to the church can do so. Please keep your receipt and send or email a copy of your receipts for Charlie Mason and you will be reimbursed from the money that has been donated for the MUST ministry.


Meals from the RUMC Kitchen

The hot $5.00 takeout meals continue Tuesday through Thursday from 12 – 2 outside of Fellowship Hall in the drive through lane. A number of CUC members are serving as volunteers each day. We are starting to see more and more new faces each week! Thank you all for your support in making our community here at RUMC aware of this essential Service that we are able to provide. We are continually grateful to be able to touch so many lives that have been negatively impacted by the current pandemic. We Served 230 hot lunches, and just over 100 frozen meals over the first two days last week!

Please continue to pass along our menu to those in need in and around thiscommunity wherever you see fit.

RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu

Week of September 8th – September 10th

  • Tuesday: Ginger Sesame Pork Meatballs, Steamed White Rice, Asian Vegetable Medley, Roasted Sesame Roll
  • Wednesday: Chicken Forestiere Stew, Mushroom Wild Rice, Herb Crusted Baked Tomato, Yeast Roll
  • Thursday: Shepherd’s Pie, Pickled Vegetable Salad, Yeast Roll,

All meals include bottled water

While it is preferred that orders are made online, payments of cash or check are still accepted. Just click on the link below to pre-order online or email Jacob and then pull up to the curb outside the Fellowship Hall doors. Just drive up and honk your horn! Same for frozen meals.

Order online or email Jacob: jcrane@rumc.com
Online ordering: http://www.rumc.com/wno/


  • Malone Dodson and Charlotte following Malone’s recent stroke
    Friday morning update:
    ER doctors insisted on admitting Malone to Emory John’s Crreek last evening to run more tests and see a cardiologist. I can’t go on floor of
    hospital, which is a difficult situation in his case. He needs me to hear,interpret, and speak for him. At least I was able to advocate for him in ER. He did not have any further stroke damage symptoms. This episode appeared to be one of his similar syncope episodes. It happened when OT had him up from bed in a wheelchair at home, after OT left. He was sitting up and making his usual jokes in ER, when I had to leave, come home to get his charging stations for hearing devices, and deliver back to him last night. I have insisted they keep me informed, and I’ll update you as I know more. We are working on getting some assistance at home. Thank you for continuing prayers and your care and concern. We love you all dearly
    Charlotte
  • Jim Adcock – dealing with various medical issues while preparing for necessary replacement of painful hip
  • Bill Griffin as he recovers from coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Mary Kay Mills diagnosed with leukemia, receiving treatment.
    Address: Northside Hospital,
    1000 Johnson Ferry NE, Atlanta, GA 30342, Room 4228
    where she will be for a while.
  • Don MacLeod after having surgery Wednesday for Melanoma
  • Pat Stamps – suffering with a severe case of Shingles
  • Ron Greer, of Peachtree Road UMC, who has been our CUC speaker several times, on the loss of his wife, Karen. Ron has mentioned his wife’s long time battle with cancer.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Betty and Don Gay– at home with daily help of caregiver
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Stan & Virginia Thomason -. Virginia has Hospice Care to assist Stan in caring for her. Stan looks forward to calls from CUC members.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made, especially at this difficult time with the Corona virus! Special prayers for CUC members who have had severely limited outside contacts for these past few months due to Covid 19 risk. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the reopening of churches.


CUC Cares and Concerns

Since we will still not be meeting together it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming. Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite.


Birthdays

  • Bob Carpenter – September 9

Anniversaries

  • Judy and Dal Zierk – Sep 12, 1964 – Dundee, IL, 56 years!

Support for Our Missions:

Before the Box Top plan is completely discontinued and changed to an online system please keep on saving those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions and send your collected ones to Betty Hunt.

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

You can also contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile.


Save the Date

  • Monday, October 12 – Malone Dodson Golf Tournament


CUC Newsletter – August 22, 2020

Revelation 1:3 – Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.


Sunday, August 23, 2020

Introduction to Revelation

Bob Fletcher has our lesson Sunday. It is Part 2 of his Revelation series which he began with his most interesting lesson 2 weeks ago. Bob asks that we read Chapters 2 and 3 prior to Sunday.


CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

It has been 21 weeks since CUC has met together as a class. Thank goodness for Zoom!

We had 102 participants last Sunday including the speaker.

Just enter that meeting ID when you start Zoom and you will be connected to the CUC Sunday School meeting . Doug normally starts the meeting about 9:15 am on Sundays. This gives you a chance to say Hello, and then the class starts at 9:30 am sharpish!

Due to the limit of 100 participants Doug suggests that you watch the class meeting on one device, such as your tablet, iPad, or computer so that it can be viewed by you and your significant other. This will give everyone a chance to view the class.


Online Attendance Register for all SS Classes

Effective, August 2, 2020, all Sunday School Classes and Small Groups will be registering attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation – via online attendance using everyone’s personal cell phone or tablet.

Class members will initially go online to: www.rumc.com/connect-card to register within Ministry Platform.

After that, each time you sign-on you will just need to select the event that you are attending to register. If you are attending via Zoom you will do the same to register your attendance to a selected event. At this time, the system will allow you to choose between “Sunday School – 9:30 am” OR “Sunday School – 11:00 am.” When you chose the time that your class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to your specific Class.


RUMC Sunday Services

Be sure to live stream the church service. Go to RUMC.com/live at the time of the Sunday service you want to watch. Be sure to register your attendance for that too!


A Note from CUC President Fred Brown

Please add the Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville, GA to our prayer list. 10 patients (my Mother, Loree Brown is one of them) and 7 staff members have tested positive for COVID. I haven’t been able to find out any particulars yet. I have left messages but so far they have not returned my calls.

This week Bob Fletcher returns for the second part of his three part series on the Book of Revelation. In v.13, chapter 22 of Revelation, Jesus says “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”

In September 2009, LSU and Tulane announced the end of their football series. After more than 125 years, one of the South’s oldest rivalries ended. LSU’s first ever football game was against Tulane on Nov.25, 1883 which they lost to the Green Wave. However the final series record stood at 69-22-7 in favor of the Tigers. The LSU-Tulane series is just one example of one of life’s basic truths: Everything ends. One of the greatest ironies of God’s gift of life is that not even death is immune from the great truth of creation that all things must end. But, because of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, God himself acted to end any power death once had over life. Eternity is ours for claiming. “Everything ends: thanks to Jesus Christ, so does death”- Ed McMinn. My comments are taken from a book by Ed McMinn, “Daily Devotions for Die-Hard LSU Fans”.
Fred


Report from Charlie Mason

We have passed the $4,000 mark last week for shopping for the summer food program. As of last week CUC members have been reimbursed a total of $4,162 for food purchases. Also, thank you to all the members who have sent checks for the CUC “virtual” offering.

Members of CUC contributed a total of$6,665 for the MUST summer grocery program. Anyone who would like to buy and deliver items from the list to the church can do so. Please keep your receipt and send or email a copy of your receipts for Charlie Mason and you will be reimbursed from the money that has been donated for the MUST Ministry.


Reminder from the CUC Weekly Newsletter Editor

The gmail address from which this newsletter is sent is used almost exclusively for sending the CUC newsletter as my Bellsouth account does not allow me to send the large number of emails. I do not always check my gmail account and when I do I expect it to be exclusively for CUC announcements. Please send all emails to me personally to my bellsouth email.


My Neighbor’s Pantry

From Scotty Brewington

We are learning as we go! Some important updates:

  • We are moving donation drop-offs to Mondays 12:00-2:00 PM. Please only drop-off donations during this time. Pull up to the Fellowship Hall, honk your horn, and a masked volunteer will come get items from your car.
  • We need help with traffic. The number of families we are serving is up, which means traffic is also up! We need four people every Monday 4:15-8:00 PM dedicated to managing our traffic pattern and telling families where to line-up. If this interests you, e-mail me!
  • Our primary needs for donations are: laundry detergent, feminine hygiene products, soap(hand soap/bar soap/liquid dish soap), toothpaste/toothbrushes, household cleaning supplies, fresh produce (vegetables and fruit).

How can you help? Our growing operation requires more hands on deck! If you are interested in volunteering on Mondays, e-mail me at scotty@marketjet.com. As always, thanks for all you do!


Meals from the RUMC Kitchen

Thanks to all of you for your continued efforts to help publicize this essential Ministry to our community! It is such a pleasure to be able to provide affordable meals to those in need during these difficult times. Please continue to promote our meal service and publicize our weekly menu to both our church community here at RUMC and our surrounding neighbors around the Roswell area. With many families back to school and juggling very hectic schedules, both our frozen meals and our hot take out lunches could provide some much needed relief in some of these households.

Week of August 25th – August 27th

  • Tuesday: Peruvian Chicken Stir Fry over Chimichurri Roasted Potatoes, Cucumber and Tomato Salad, Grilled Flat Bread,
  • Wednesday: Cheesy Beef Enchiladas, Mexican Rice, Charro Beans,
  • Thursday: Roasted Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo over Rotini Pasta, Cesar Salad, Garlic Bread

The hot $5.00 takeout meals continue Tuesday through Thursday from 12 – 2 outside of Fellowship Hall in the drive through lane.

(A number of CUC members are serving as volunteers each day.)

While it is preferred that orders are made online, payments of cash or check are still accepted. Just click on the link below to pre-order online or email Jacob and then pull up to the curb outside the Fellowship Hall doors. Just drive up and honk your horn! Same for frozen meals – order online or email and just pull up to the curb!

Jacob, jcrane@rumc.com
Online ordering: http://www.rumc.com/wno/


Drive-thru Ice Cream Party

This Sunday, August 23, The Drake House (our mission partner) will hold their annual Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ event as a drive-thru! Don’t miss this chance to eat ice cream and support this vital ministry for mothers and their children. Miss Mary Drake (a member of RUMC) spent her life working to improve the lives of those less fortunate in the Roswell, GA community. The Drake House was named after her to recognize her work, and Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ was established as a way to raise funds for our short-term crisis center for homeless mothers and their children in North Metro Atlanta. Mary always loved a good ice cream social, and we don’t plan on breaking the tradition any time soon!

This year’s Crankin’ looks a little different, but just as FUN! Mark your calendars for this Sundayfor our 16th Annual Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ — Drive Thru edition! See the RUMC weekly email to get tickets and further information.


  • Bill Griffin as he recovers from coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Mary Kay Mills has been diagnosed with leukemia and is receiving treatment.
    She can receive cards – no flowers, etc. She will be in the hospital for another week and doesn’t know at this point if it will be longer.
  • Bonnie White for a good recovery at home following surgery
  • Fred Brown’s mother, Loree Brown and 7 staff members at her nursing home tested positive for COVID.
  • Susan Outz, a friend of Vince & Donna Grosse with pancreatic cancer.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Betty and Don Gay – Message from daughter, Melissa. They are doing okay. We have a caregiver (CNA) who comes in Monday through Friday mornings to get Mom up, etc. Then I take care of things for them the rest of the day and weekends. Dad is able to help with Mom and he is a big help! Thank you for your prayers and hello to the CUC class.
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Stan & Virginia Thomason – Virginia has Hospice Care to assist Stan in caring for her. Stan looks forward to calls from CUC members.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made, especially at this difficult time with the Corona virus! Special prayers for CUC members who have had severely limited outside contacts for these past few months due to Covid 19 risk. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the reopening of churches.

CUC Cares and Concerns

Since we will still not be meeting together it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming. Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite


Birthdays

  • Betty Gay – August 25
  • Fred Brown – August 28
  • Colleen Taylor – August 29

Anniversaries

  • Judy & Sieg Hoogstraal – August 23, 2008- 12 years
  • Martha Jane & Charlie Mason – August 24, 1968 – 52 years!
  • Garlinn & Mike Story – August 28, 1969- 51 years!

  • Sunday, August 23 – Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Cranking
  • Monday, October 12 – Malone Dodson Golf Tournament


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